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NEWS CAPTURE & PRODUCE Camcorders Sony has unveiled the HXR-NX100, a camcorder with a 1.0-type Exmor R back-illuminated 20MP CMOS sensor that is approximately the same size as a Super 16mm film frame. Available from October the new camera includes a fixed Sony G lens, offering 12x optical zoom from 29mm angle of view at wide end that can be increased to 24x with Clear Image Zoom. Full resolution is maintained during a zoom using By Pixel Super Resolution Technology. Zoom performance can be doubled with a Digital Extender. A 4-step ND filter is built in. Connectivity options including HDMI, Multi/Micro USB, XLR terminals, REMOTE, Composite (BNC) and Multi Interface (MI) Shoe. The NX100 records in AVCHD, DV and XAVC S 50Mbps pro.sony.eu Switchers Bolivia TV has purchased a variety of video production equipment from For-A as part of its transition to HD. The La Paz-based public broadcaster has ordered 10 HVS-110 portable video switchers, 10 MFR-3232 routing switchers and 10 VTW-350HS HD/SD character generators as well as 10 FOR-A FA-9520 signal processors. “FOR-A has worked with Bolivia TV in the past, and I think that they’ve come to trust our products in their reliability,” said Mario Rodriguez, FOR-A’s Latin American Sales Manager. “I’m confident that our equipment will help Bolivia TV transition to HD production smoothly.” www.for-a.com Microphones UK hire company Richmond Film Services has invested in a DPA d:dicate 4041-SP condenser microphone, making it one of only two companies in the UK to own the product. Designed to work in a standard 48V phantom power environment, the d:dicate 4041-SP offers a totally transparent audio path with an exceptionally low noise floor. With a one-inch diaphragm, this microphone is the largest product in DPA’s extensive range. Nigel Woodford, owner and founder of Richmond Film Services, said: “I bought the DPA d:dicate 4041-SP to satisfy a request from a customer who wanted to use it for Foley work. It was teamed with a Nagra Seven recorder, which has sufficiently high quality mic pre-amps to do it justice. Apart from Foley work, I can see a future for it in capturing vocals, particularly in the studio, where its low noise floor and very high SPL handling, will make it a very popular choice.” www.dpamicrophones.com 10 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 103 JULY 2015 Decks Atomos has launched the 4K HD Shogun Studio, a 3RU-sized recorder, monitor and playback deck. The two channel device has dual 7-inch screens and can record to Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHR and Cinema DNG in 10-bit 4:2:2 quality. “Combining recording, playback and monitoring with tremendous ease of use, unleashes powerful and unique feature combinations never seen before in a 3RU dual channel product,” says Jeromy Young chief executive and co-founder of Atomos. “Customers will not believe the time, cost and space savings the Shogun Studio offers for Event, Broadcast and ProAV professionals, allowing fast migration to 4K and seamless integration to legacy HD infrastructure.” www.atomos.com